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Byetta Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Establishment of Multidistrict Litigation For Federal Lawsuits Involving Byetta, Similar Diabetes Drugs
Date:8/27/2013

example, the agency revealed that Byetta had been associated with a high number of adverse event reports involving pancreatitis.* Concerns about Byetta and pancreatic cancer were heightened after March 14, 2013, when the FDA announced it was investigating findings from an unpublished study that suggested drugs like Byetta could be associated with pre-cancerous cellular changes in the pancreas called pancreatic duct metaplasia.

In April 2013, the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices reported that incretin mimetics like Byetta were 25 times more likely to be associated with reports of pancreatic cancer compared to other classes of diabetes medications. According to the group, its analysis of FDA adverse event reports recorded during the 12 month period that ended in June 2012 also revealed that Byetta had been associated with 263 reports of pancreatitis, 71 cases of pancreatic cancer, and 14 incidents of thyroid cancer.** Most recently, a report published June 10th in the British Medical Journal revealed previously unpublished data that indicated the manufacturers of incretin mimetics may have downplayed the drugs’ potential to harm the pancreas.***

Court documents indicate that at least 53 lawsuits have been filed on behalf of patients who developed pancreatic cancer, allegedly due to their use of Byetta and other incretin mimetics. A multidistrict litigation, such as the one established for these claims, consolidates all lawsuits involving common questions of fact in one jurisdiction for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The aim of a multidistrict litigation is to avoid duplicative discovery and inconsistent rulings across similar claims, and to conserve the resources of the court, parties and witnesses.

Alleged victims of Byetta and pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis or thyroid cancer may be entitled to compensation for medical bi
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